Sport

Strathmerton bows out of race

By Cobram Courier

A-grade

Strathmerton 21

lt Deniliquin 39

It was a bitter end to such a sweet season for the Bulldogs. After going down to Deni last weekend the girls weren’t disappointed in their performance but they would have liked a shot at a top-four team.

B-grade

Strathmerton 41

d Tocumwal 33

A cracking game of netball saw Strathmerton play four consistent quarters to get through to a home preliminary final. Things were tight all game but, having learnt from last week, Strathmerton was able to steady, pushing out its lead every quarter. As the underdogs coming from sixth, the Bulldogs have nothing to lose and everything to gain and they’re playing that way.

C-grade

Strathmerton 26

lt Katunga 37

Going up against Katunga was always going to be tough, but Strathmerton stuck with it until half-time. Strathmerton did well to come from eighth considering the amount of injuries through the year, and to get to the second final was an achievement.

C-reserve

Strathmerton 19

lt Katunga 34

Strathmerton’s finals run came to an end against fourth-placed Katunga. The sides were neck and neck in the first half, but missed goals and some poor passes resulted in Katunga capitalising on turnovers.

Under-17

Strathmerton 44

d Tocumwal 34

Strathmerton came out firing from the start and never looked back. The goalers shot well, the midcourt drove hard and the defence was solid.

Under-13

Strathmerton 22

lt Deniliquin 24

Strathmerton’s finals campaign ended in extra time after scores were level at the final whistle. While it was a strong game, the Bulldogs couldn’t hold on.